“Every candidate lies.”
This is exactly what one recruiter told me when I was first getting into the talent industry. Naturally, this was an over-generalization and was meant to be funny. However, there is some truth to that statement (though it’s certainly not fair to say that every candidate lies). After gaining years of experience and racking up thousands of interviews under my belt, I’ve definitely experienced my fair share of interesting candidates. I have had the liar, crier, Mr. Angry, and the random person who tried recruiting me during the interview.
For the purpose of this article, I’m focusing